Prescribing of medicines
We have an extensive pharmacy at our Lewes site and receive daily deliveries from a national veterinary wholesaler.
Where necessary, all prescription only medicines (POM-V) are available to our animals under our care. Other general sales medicines (POM-VPS) such as wormers and fly treatments are also available at competitive prices. If the medicines you require are not on the shelf then we can order them for you to have the next day. Advice on correct and responsible use of veterinary medicines in food producing animals will be given.
A prescribing visit is required annually to inspect stock and discuss medicine usage to ensure that we abide by the legal prescribing requirements.
We require that all drug requests are ordered at least 3 hours before collection wherever possible. This is in order to satisfy the legally required record keeping of all medicines being dispensed, the labelling requirements, and the veterinary authorisation of each sale.
Medicines can be transferred to Cliffe Equine for collection. When collecting vaccines and other fridge items ensure that you have appropriate cool bags for transportation.
Training in safe and responsible medicine usage is available.